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Psychotherapy with a Psychiatrist

Tokyo Mental Health offers face-to-face psychotherapy with an English psychiatrist in Tokyo. Our aim is to make high quality psychotherapy treatment available in Tokyo for the foreign community and returnees for whom accessing an English counselor, therapist or medical psychiatrist in Tokyo can be difficult. We provide a variety of psychotherapies including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, cognitive analytic therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy. We provide therapy and counselling for both adults and adolescents.

Tokyo Counseling in English

Tokyo Mental Health provides English counseling in Tokyo for depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, addiction disorders, relationship problems, anger management and stress. All counseling is in native English with a UK-trained English Tokyo psychiatrist. We also provide marriage counseling and couples counseling. There is limited availability of mental health expertise and native English counseling in Japan for the foreign community so if you are looking for an English counselor or therapist in Tokyo, please get in touch. We offer counseling for both adults and children.

Tokyo Psychiatry Clinic

Tokyo Mental Health is now collaborating with the American Clinic Tokyo to provide the Tokyo Psychiatry Clinic in Akasaka next to the American Embassy. The Tokyo Psychiatry Clinic provides medical psychiatric treatment such as antidepressant and other medication, cognitive therapy and relaxation techniques for patients with depressive disorder, anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, psychosis and other common mental health problems, as well as providing stress management techniques for those who wish to improve their resilience.

UK-trained British Psychiatrist Tokyo

Dr Andrew Kissane is a UK-trained, British, native English-speaking psychiatrist in Tokyo. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor with specialist qualifications in the treatment of mental health problems. He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, is on the Specialist Register with the General Medical Council and holds a medical License to Practice in both UK and Japan. Dr Kissane provides psychiatry services through Tokyo Psychiatry Clinic at American Clinic Tokyo, and also provides English counseling and psychotherapy in Tokyo, Ginza.

Associated Practitioners

Tokyo Mental Health works with a range of other mental health practitioners. We collaborate with clinical psychologists, Japanese and English counselors, social worker therapists, English doctors and Japanese psychiatrists in Tokyo, including those psychiatrist doctors who specialize in child psychology, child developmental assessment and child psychotherapy. We work with both Japanese and foreign clinics and hospitals here in Japan. If we cannot help, we would be delighted to introduce you to someone who can.

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